The Anglo Saxon Chronicle - 793, Northumbria, England - Fiery Dragons, Lightning, and the destruction of Lindisfarne
Type of Spiritual Experience
The scientific explanation [American] for this event does not hold water – “These descriptions are consistent with electrical storms, possibly associated with tornadoes. “
The UK does not have tornadoes, it very very occasionally has waterspouts – the most dramatic are usually on the Outer Hebrides, but not the east coast of England.
So the dragons here – note all these are in plural – are true UFOs.
A description of the experience
G. P. Cubbin, ed., The Anglo Saxon Chronicle, A Collaborative Edition, vol. 6 (Cambridge: Boydell & Brewer, 1996), 17. - 793, Northumbria, England - Fiery Dragons, Lightning, and the destruction of Lindisfarne
"Here in this year, dire portents appeared over Northumbria, and sorely terrified the people. They consisted of immense whirlwinds and flashes of lightning, and fiery dragons were seen flying in the air. A great famine immediately followed those signs, and a little after that in the same year, on 8 June, the ravages of heathen men miserably destroyed God's church on the island of Lindisfarne, with plunder and manslaughter."